Funerals at St. Paul’s
The clergy of St. Paul’s are available to help you when you have experienced the death of a loved one. This is a time in our lives when we look to spirituality and our faith for comfort.
Funerals can happen at the church, at the funeral home or at the graveside. Our desire is to serve you and offer an experience that can help you in your grieving as you celebrate and give thanks for the life of the individual who has died.
Frequently asked questions …
Do I need to be a member of St. Paul’s?
You don’t need to be a member of St. Paul’s for our clergy to officiate at a funeral.
Is there a specific service that is used?
The clergy will work with you to develop a liturgy that is meaningful for you. It will be based on the Anglican service and include scripture readings, a reflection and prayers.
Can we include a eulogy?
It is always appropriate to have a time of remembrance to share the story of the person who has died. This can be done by a family member or friend, or be read by the clergy on behalf of the family.
Can we have special music?
The service need only reflect what is important to you. Arrangements can be made for special music to be played or hymns to be sung.
Is there a cost for funerals?
There is an honorarium for the clergy and, if the service is at the church, for the organist. A donation to the parish is always appreciated. There is also a fee for the costs associated with a reception at the church.